*NEW* http Tutorials
Two new tutorials on http related subjects with Python.
(1) A tutorial on using urllib2. It covers fetching URLs, coping with errors, and using handlers and openers. It should be useful to anyone new to using urllib2.
(2) A tutorial on BASIC authentication with Python. It first illustrates how BASIC authentication works - manually encoding the username/password into the request. Next we show the *proper* way to do it - with password manager, handler, and opener; a subject which has been known to confuse even intermediate level Python Programmers.
(errata welcomed by the way - see the website for a contact address)